What is laser hair removal?
Laser hair removal is a safe and effective way to remove unwanted body hair without the pain or irritation of waxing or shaving. This method uses a laser to target hair follicles and render them inactive. Once Dr. Tumbaga treats a hair follicle, the hair won’t grow back again.
Hair follicles cycle through phases of growth and rest and only the active hair follicles are treatable with the laser. Although you may notice an improvement right after the first visit, you probably need to return for two to six treatments spaced four to eight weeks apart.
How does the Icon laser remove hair?
Dr. Tumbaga uses the Icon laser system with the MaxR™ handpiece for hair removal. The Icon laser uses microbeams to target and kill your hair follicles, preventing regrowth of unwanted hair.
It’s a quick and painless procedure that doesn’t cause the rashes and breakouts of shaving or waxing.
What areas can laser hair removal treat?
Icon lasers are safe for all skin types, including tanned skin. The MaxR handpiece is conveniently shaped to treat large or small areas.
Dr. Tumbaga uses the Icon laser to remove unwanted hair from the following areas:
- Bikini line
- Upper lip
What should I expect from my laser hair removal treatment?
First, Dr. Tumbaga cleans your skin to prepare it for laser treatment. The procedure is quick and painless, but she might apply a cooling gel to minimize any potential discomfort from the warming laser beam.
Laser hair removal is a quick procedure that requires no downtime. You should be able to return to work and normal activities immediately following your appointment. Side effects are minor and should disappear within a few days, but you might experience the following:
3 to 5 treatments are typically needed to reach desired results. The amount of time it takes depends on the size of the treatment area. For example, removing hair from your upper lip takes only minutes, while a larger area can take over an hour.
Icon hair removal treatments last several months to a year. After that, you may see some hair regrowth, but it’ll be finer, lighter, and less noticeable. Most patients require maintenance treatments once or twice per year.
If you’re ready for smooth, hair-free skin that lasts, call or click online to set up an appointment at Wellness Diagnostics & Medispa today.